i

noun (1), often capitalized, often attributive
\ ˈī \
plural i's or is\ˈīz \

Definition of

(Entry 1 of 8)

1a : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

b : a graphic representation of this letter

c : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

2 : one — see Table of Numbers

3 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter i

4 : one designated i especially as the ninth in order or class

5 : something shaped like the letter I

6 : a unit vector parallel to the x-axis

7 [ abbreviation for incomplete ]

a : a grade rating a student's work as incomplete

b : one graded or rated with an I

i

abbreviation (1)

Definition of (Entry 2 of 8)

1 industrial

2 initial

3 intelligence

4 intensity

5 interlaced

6 intransitive

7 island; isle

i

symbol (1)

Definition of (Entry 3 of 8)

imaginary unit

\ ˈī , ə \

Definition of (Entry 4 of 8)

: the one who is speaking or writing I feel fine — compare me, mine, my, we

\ ˈī \
plural I's or Is\ˈīz \

Definition of (Entry 5 of 8)

: someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

I

abbreviation (2)

Definition of (Entry 6 of 8)

1 electric current

2 Indian

3 interstate

4 Israeli

I

symbol (2)

Definition of (Entry 7 of 8)

iodine

-i-

affix

Definition of -i- (Entry 8 of 8)

used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin matrilinealraticide

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Me or I?: Usage Guide

Pronoun

Me is used in many constructions where strict grammarians prescribe I. This usage is not so much ungrammatical as indicative of the shrinking range of the nominative form: me began to replace I sometime around the 16th century largely because of the pressure of word order. I is now chiefly used as the subject of an immediately following verb. Me occurs in every other position: absolutely who, me? , emphatically me too , and after prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs, including be. come with me you're as big as me it's me Almost all usage books recognize the legitimacy of me in these positions, especially in speech; some recommend I in formal and especially written contexts after be and after as and than when the first term of the comparison is the subject of a verb.

Examples of i in a Sentence

Noun (1)

The word “ice” begins with an i. The word “ice” begins with i.

First Known Use of i

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Pronoun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1539, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for i

Pronoun

Middle English, from Old English ic; akin to Old High German ih I, Latin ego, Greek egō

Affix

Latin, thematic vowel of most nouns and adjectives in combination

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Dictionary Entries near i

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I'd

I'd (just) like to see him try

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More Definitions for i

i

noun

English Language Learners Definition of i

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the ninth letter of the English alphabet

: the number one in Roman numerals

English Language Learners Definition of I (Entry 2 of 2)

: the person who is speaking or writing

i

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈī \
plural i's or is\ˈīz \

Kids Definition of i

1 : the ninth letter of the English alphabet

2 : the number one in Roman numerals

\ ˈī , ə \

Kids Definition of I

: the person speaking or writing I am here.

Medical Definition of

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 incisor

2 optically inactive

I

symbol

Medical Definition of (Entry 2 of 2)

iodine

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